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HB 423 Firearms; possession in school zone, penalty.

Introduced by: Marcus B. Simon | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Possession of firearms in school zone; penalty. Provides, with certain exceptions, that an individual who knowingly possesses any firearm while such person is in a school zone, defined by the bill as the area within a distance of 1,000 feet from a school, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. An individual is permitted to possess a firearm in a school zone if (i) he is on private property, (ii) he possesses a valid concealed handgun permit, (iii) the firearm is unloaded and is in either a closed container or a locked firearms rack in or upon a motor vehicle, (iv) he possesses a firearm as part of the school's curriculum or activities or as part of a school-sponsored or school-authorized program, (v) he possesses such firearm in accordance with a contract with the school, or (vi) he is a law-enforcement officer or armed security officer hired by a private or religious school.


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